Nike

Nike

Nike is a major American sportswear and footwear company, based in Portland, Oregon. The Nike legacy began in 1964, when track athlete Philip Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman set up a small business importing Japanese running shoes under the name Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS). Nike sponsors and collaborates with a diverse range of high-profile athletes and sports teams on a global level, with the highly recognized trademarks of "Just Do It" and the Swoosh logo. In addition, Nike is the world's biggest supplier of sportswear and footwear.

Founded January 25, 1964
Industries Sportswear
Headquarter Portland, OR, United States
Website nike.com
The Shoe Surgeon Teams up With Jack Daniel's for a Luxurious Nike Air Force 1
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The Shoe Surgeon Teams up With Jack Daniel's for a Luxurious Nike Air Force 1

Once you go Jack, you never go back.
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This Week's Footwear Drops Add to the All-Star Weekend Festivities
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This Week's Footwear Drops Add to the All-Star Weekend Festivities

Exclusives, retros and new models galore.
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Kyrie Irving Battled LeBron James in One of the Most Legendary Dunk SB Colorways Ever
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Kyrie Irving Battled LeBron James in One of the Most Legendary Dunk SB Colorways Ever

“Yellow Lobster” PEs hit the Kyrie 4.
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Kanye West Once Again Applies for The "Red October" Trademark
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Kanye West Once Again Applies for The "Red October" Trademark

Hopefully ‘Ye can complete the paperwork this time around.
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Chapter 2 of KITH's Nike LeBron 15 "Long Live the King" Collection Introduces New Los Angeles Store
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Chapter 2 of KITH's Nike LeBron 15 "Long Live the King" Collection Introduces New Los Angeles Store

Joining the All-Star Weekend festivities.
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Nike's Popular Flyknit Trainer Gets The "Triple Black" Treatment
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Nike's Popular Flyknit Trainer Gets The "Triple Black" Treatment

Alongside an elevated “Oreo” variant.
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Nike Brings Back the Iconic Air Safari Silhouette for 2018
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Nike Brings Back the Iconic Air Safari Silhouette for 2018

The Tinker Hatfield-designed runner returns for a limited time.
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Nike Reveals Customizable Benassi Slides
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Nike Reveals Customizable Benassi Slides

Coming with six Swoosh options.
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The Nike Air Max 90 Premium Receives a Snakeskin Upgrade
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The Nike Air Max 90 Premium Receives a Snakeskin Upgrade

Giving the classic shoe a luxury sheen.
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Nike Offers First Look at 2018's Biggest Air Max Day Releases
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Nike Offers First Look at 2018's Biggest Air Max Day Releases

Gearing up for this year’s Air Max celebration.
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2015

Nike signs deal to become official apparel supplier for the NBA

2012

Nike becomes official on-field supplier for NFL uniforms, sideline apparel and practice wear

2003

Converse Inc. is acquired for $305 million

1999

Company begins selling its products directly to consumers via its web site

1990

First NikeTown retail outlet opens in Portland, Oregon

1988

Cole Haan, maker of casual and dress shoes, is acquired; "Just Do It" slogan debuts

1985

Company signs Michael Jordan to endorse a version of its Air shoe, the "Air Jordan."

1980

Nike goes public

1971

BRS begins manufacturing its own products overseas, through subcontractors; the Swoosh trademark and the Nike brand are introduced

1966

The company's first retail outlet opens

1964

BRS becomes partnership between Knight and William Bowerman

1962

Philip H. Knight founds Blue Ribbon Sports (BRS) to import Japanese running shoes